Lionel ZW & 1044 used on the same common???

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KRM
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Lionel ZW & 1044 used on the same common???
Posted by KRM on Saturday, April 15, 2017 7:26 PM

Got a question, If I want to use a Lionel 1044 transformer using / sharing  the same common as a ZW what is the common on the 1044?
 Is it the B post with the circuit breaker??  And what post would you connect to the outside rails? The B post also.

Kind of confusing.

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Kev, From The North Bluff Above Marseilles IL. Whistling

 

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Posted by lionelsoni on Sunday, April 16, 2017 9:58 AM

The common of the 1044, like its ancestor 1033 and other single-control postwar Lionel transformers, is either A or B, depending on whether you want a voltage range of 5-16 or 0-11, and should be connected to the outside rails.  Connect U to the center rail.

I don't understand why Lionel would use such confusingly different conventions for small and large transformers.

Bob Nelson

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Posted by KRM on Sunday, April 16, 2017 10:37 AM

Thanks Bob, It don't matter anyhow. I found out the 1044 is not big enough to run all of my accessories and the 8 car postwar set behind the Lionel 2065 Hudson on the new eleveted level. Too many lights and other stuff pulling on it. Think I will just run that train off a LW.

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